About Fender Rhodes
From the experimental, bluesy tones of the Doors to the funky grooves of Herbie Hancock, this instrument has taken its place in the history books as a true one of a kind. The Fender Rhodes started life as a teaching tool for recovering soldiers in the 1940s, and through many subsequent years of refinement, has become one of the most important electric pianos in music. The Fender Rhodes has many iterations, with earlier models coming with their own speaker. The 1970s models are regarded by many as the most desirable, however, with both Fender Rhodes 73- and 88-note versions featuring the sustain pedal that gives the instrument that timeless chime. You can find more versions that are modern today, such as the Rhodes Mark 7. Along with the Wurlitzer electric piano and the Hammond B3 electric organ, the Rhodes forms part of the holy trinity of electric pianos. Thanks to the large inventory on eBay, finding your very own slice of music history is easy, and these are a must-have for any jazz, blues, or fusion musician.